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Tagged with: Policing

W. Kamau Bell talks R. Kelly, Elmwood Cafe whiplash on eve of Sketchfest tribute

Nationally, comedian W. Kamau Bell is known for his multiple Emmy-winning CNN show “United Shades of America," his Netflix comedy special “W. Kamau Bell:...

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

Jerry Brown is poised to leave office with 740 people on death row and 130,000 others in state prisons, 70 percent of them Black...

Screen Grabs: SF Shorts, Beautiful Boy, Filipino Cine Festival…

SCREEN GRABS While the SF Greek and Arab Film Festivals continue for their second, final weekends (see last week’s column for more details), it’s otherwise...

Gascon will step down — but who will step up?

A lot of people in the San Francisco political world were stunned when District Attorney George Gascon announced he would not be running for...

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The last couple of weeks have not been good ones for those who see communications as a social justice issue. The 2015 Open Internet Order,...

Police accountability groups make POA contract an issue for supes, Farrell

Labor battles in San Francisco are typically about wages, benefits, and staffing. In tough years, City Hall tries to make cuts, and the unions...

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

Editor’s note: As the candidates for mayor discuss law enforcement, police accountability, and the future of the SFPD, it’s worth looking back at how...

Yimbyism and the cruel irony of metropolitan history

The sense of housing crisis is nearly everywhere. Debates about housing policy are heating up, turning once arcane fields into the subject of fevered...

Cops push stunning ballot measure to allow Tasers

The San Francisco Police Officers Association – the folks who have opposed every major effort at reforming the department – has put up $80,000...

OPINION: The case against Tasers

On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall the San Francisco Police Commission will be holding its last public hearing on...